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Cannibal Who Planned To Rape, Kill, Eat Kids Gets Almost 27 Years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man who chatted online about kidnapping, raping, killing and eating children has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in prison.

Geoffrey Portway, of Worcester, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 26 years and eight months behind bars, just a few months shy of the 27 years prosecutors sought.

Authorities say they found a dungeon, homemade coffin, butchering kit and other tools in the basement of Portway's home.

In a court filing, prosecutors say online chats recovered from Portway's computer show he solicited people for help to kidnap a child with the intent of raping, killing and eating the child.

Portway's attorney asked for a shorter sentence, saying his client did not touch or photograph any children.


Associated Press Release

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man who authorities say chatted online with other men about their mutual desire to kidnap, rape, kill and eat children is facing a long prison sentence.

Prosecutors plan to ask for a 27-year prison term for Geoffrey Portway of Worcester when he is sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Worcester.

Authorities say they found a dungeon, homemade coffin, butchering kit and other tools in the basement of Portway's home.

In a sentencing memo, prosecutors say the 40-year-old Portway solicited people for help to kidnap a child with the intent of raping, killing and eating the child.

Portway's lawyer says the chats were only fantasies. He plans to ask for a sentence of about 18 years, at the low end of the range in a plea agreement with prosecutors.


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